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John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

Business of Machinin‪g‬ John Grimsmo & John Saunders

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    • 4.8 • 174 Ratings

John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

    #212 - Quitting Your 9-5, Lights Out CNC Machining, 3D Printers for Dual Extrusion, Collecting Payments from Difficult Clients.

    #212 - Quitting Your 9-5, Lights Out CNC Machining, 3D Printers for Dual Extrusion, Collecting Payments from Difficult Clients.

    TOPICS
    Learning - The importance of Curiosity and the Dunning-Kruger Effect (overestimating your competence) 3D Printers for Dual Extrusion Pivotal Machinist Moments - Area 419 Tour, Never Stop Quitting Your Job, and the Downside of Bootstrap Mentality. It Figures. After releasing the "How to Get Paid On Time" video, Saunders gets stiffed. Don't Take It Personal! Implementing systems and strategies for handling problematic situations is a MUST. Whip It Good! Haas Lathe Spindle Liner Whipped Itself into Shape? Lights Out, KERN ON. Grimsmo and his team arrive at the shop to find the KERN still running after successfully completing 10 pallets.

    • 39 min
    #211 - So When Should You Quit Your Day Job?

    #211 - So When Should You Quit Your Day Job?

    TOPICS:
    Saunders talks about his experience with quitting his day job and when you should to. Do you spot holes in machining? Saunders goes into a huge rabbit hole of 3d printing. Lathes, Lathes and more Lathes! Hot glue in the shop? What are the uses? Saunders does a shop tour at Area419

    • 42 min
    #210 - Dude, I think you solved my problem! Education, Hiring, Macros for Probing, and MORE!

    #210 - Dude, I think you solved my problem! Education, Hiring, Macros for Probing, and MORE!

    TOPICS
     
    Does a College Education Matter? Grimsmo and Saunders share their different paths and initial interests BEFORE they got into CNC machining. Someone is looking for a new machinist---could it be you? Optical Flat & Monochromatic Light for Part Flatness @laneymachinetech Grimsmo and Saunders offer each other workable solutions for tool break detection and other quirky issues. Renishaw probing macros and lathe part off techniques

    • 49 min
    #209 - The Return Of Johnny Five

    #209 - The Return Of Johnny Five

    TOPICS:
     
    Reaming holes. Endmill coatings and storage. Grob factory tour. Tool like time and replacement methods. Johnny Five returns. Links:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/09782467

    • 46 min
    #208 - Creative Workholding & Fixturing, 3D Printers, Must Have Tools from McMaster, & More!

    #208 - Creative Workholding & Fixturing, 3D Printers, Must Have Tools from McMaster, & More!

    TOPICS:
    Trusting Instincts Social proof for marketing and branding Creative Fixturing and Workholding Grimsmo and Saunders Approved Tools!
    Grimsmo's Favorite Gripper Pad The "I can't believe it exists already" wrench Good reasons to outsource things beyond the scope of your business Xometry Pay - Solving Collection of past due accounts for businesses? Prusas, 3D printed 1/4" Royal Collet for sub spindle & Gauge Housings  
    UP NEXT: 
    FEBRUARY 2021 GOALS FOR GK

    • 39 min
    #207 - Growing A Business In 3 Stages

    #207 - Growing A Business In 3 Stages

    TOPICS:
     
    Ordering Lathe Material - Purchasing/procurement Finances in Business What makes you happy? Growing a business in 3 stages Lathe talk Past due accounts receivables? Creating your own cnc machine?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

thirschi ,

Some BOM dudes here

I’ve been listening to Grimsmo and Saunders since the they started this podcast and it’s been a great way to spend my Friday morning (and sometimes afternoon) drive to (or from) the shop. They keep it real and have been a great inspiration in my own work. Keep up the great show guys!

awsomeness_62 ,

Amazing Podcast

One of my all time favorites and always excited for the new episode to listen too

allthestupidnicknamesaretaken2 ,

Fantastic!

I listen while working at my lathe while starting my business. Very inspiring.

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